Carrie Patterson

Executive Director


Carrie Patterson serves as the Executive Director of MindUP™ | The Goldie Hawn Foundation. MindUP™ | The Goldie Hawn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to help children develop the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions, and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.

Carrie leads the organization alongside the Founder & CEO in the areas of strategic planning, digital transformation, online training, fundraising, partnerships, and the operations of the organization.

Carrie has a long and extensive career specializing in non-profit and youth development organizations including the Director of Operations at the Tim Horton’s Children Foundation where she worked to provide over 18,000 kids each year with a positive and long-lasting camp experience. Carrie has brought her proven leadership, a strong track record of advocacy for children and youth around the world and strong business sense to her new role at MindUP™.

Carrie’s diverse experience with youth also includes serving on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations. Carrie is currently completing her MBA and was named one of Toronto’s Top 50 Women Leaders of 2022.